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Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
mitt romney and president barack obama, with only 34 days to go before the election. did someone win the great debate? >>> making the grade. they advised george w. bush, al gore and sarah palin before their famous debates. with the stakes so high, what marks do our political insiders give these candidates? we'll tell you, in the "nightline" report card. >>> and, what's your percent? are you in the 47%? what does it take to be in the 1% of the 1%? this year, the percentage has taken on a life of its own, and we get right to the point. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the candidates debate, october 3rd, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swing vo
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Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
answers. where obama's mind seemed to wander and at times seemed very distant while romney was speaking. >> a lot agree with that. meanwhile, martin says obama. romney gives me a bad feeling. i don't trust him. >> ally says, obama won. romney looked lick he drank too much red bull or something. he was hyped. >> mitchell says, huge obama fan and think he'll come back next debate. but tonight he was kicked from one side of the ring to another. >> andy says, i call it a tie since they both seem to have repeated what the other said, just different wording or something like that. >> really, really interesting last night. pundits on both side. mitt romney's night. don't think any one is are going that. obama, flat, looking down, angry, irritated. like he is phoning it in. mitt romney was aggressive. wonder if he went through 22 debates in the primary with republicans. it showed last night. it really did. >> sure did. very strange strategy so to speak from the president. >> if it was a strategy, yeah. join the conversation logging on to our facebook page wnnfans. m wnnfans.com. >>> an
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
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Oct 4, 2012 1:05am PDT
. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all,
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
miles apart today. president obama in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gall
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
, robert gibbs for obama, ed gillespie for romney. then insight and analysis on our powerhouse round table with our favorite political odd couple, james carville and mary matalin, plus nobel prize winner paul krugman of "the new york times," peggy noonan from "the wall street journal" and abc's jonathan karl. then -- >> and what would you like for christmas, little boy? get off. >> the week's other political slugfest, bill o'reilly joins us live this morning. >> from abc news, "this week" with george stephanopoulos. it's "your voice, your vote." reporting from abc news election headquarters, george stephanopoulos. >> hello, again, just 30 days now until the final votes, and after the most intense week yet of this campaign, mitt romney has momentum. national polls show him gaining ground, and his crowds have picked up, and last night in florida, romney opened up telling about his last visit with an old friend paralyzed in a tragic accident. >> they pushed his wheelchair forward, and he came up, and i reached over and put my arm on his shoulder, and i whispered into his ear, and i said, bill
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderated 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates, between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate, and t
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Oct 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
gear issues, having a rough couple days. >>> also ahead, video resurfaces of president obama as a candidate five years ago, talking about racial issues in the wake of hurricane katrina, and now the white house has issued its response. this seems to be the election of the surprise video here. so now it is the president's turn. >> it is october. >> five weeks and counting. >> yep. >>> and then the anchorwoman who used her own newscast to respond to criticism about her waktd. her on-air message has triggered a nationwide outpouring. >>> later this half-hour, caught on tape. nicki minaj lets loose with a blue streak, cursing out mariah carey in a big "american idol" battle. we'll have it coming up later in ""the skinny."" we talked a few weeks ago how the two divas are not fans of each other. now, again, more video, surprise video this morning, nicki and mariah, claws out. >> good publicity and good press for the show. ratings will be up, you know that. >> we love each other in case you were wondering. >>> first, american airlines in something of a thaw in the frigid relations between
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. a make or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunkering down, cramming for the big debate. what are their secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter. a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble for you and your family. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land under strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose,passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and, so, peop
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Oct 9, 2012 11:35pm PDT
energy treasure has created bitter battle lines in the ice. >>> and how first lady michelle obama is calling out americans to change the lives of those who serve and families who love them. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline." october 9th, 2012. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. thanks for being with us tonight. well, it was the same, short walk she took to her colorado grade school every morning. but last friday, 10-year-old jessica ridgeway never made it to her fifth grade classroom. the only clue, her school bag found six miles away. as police search door-to-door, in a town under the microscope. her family speaks out for the first time. and abc's clayton sandell has the latest from colorado. >> reporter: this is 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, horsing around a few months ago with a home video camera and the family dog. >> that's the camera. see? >> reporter: tonight, the video has a special urgency. it was released by colorado police because jessica is missing. and today, for the f
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
kristen sze. president obama is on his way to ohio after taking off from san francisco airport this morning after a fundraising trip to the bay area. vic lee has the latest. >> reporter: president obama left san francisco aboard air force one this morning with his campaign coffers filled with cash. it was his 12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing states and california has become the banking state. if you look at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back, thank you everybody! >> reporter: the president ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we had 43-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate has spent many hours practicing. he'll huddle again with advise herbs practicing today. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> he's playing president obama in the mock debates we have. i don't like him very much anymore. >> reporter: as for president obama, he took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> andrea? hi. this is barack obama. how are you? that's right. >> reporter: it was just a brief break for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing the role of romne
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> and we learned what president obama is doing to get his momentum back. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >>> breaking news, jerry sandusky just releases a defiant message on the eve of his sentencing. >>> crash course. a 5-car pileup at 200 miles per hour. what nascar pros tell us about how we can survive a crash on the highway. >>> and never let go. that famous movie scene fighting for life in the water. something brand new tonight. rose and jack could have done to have a happy ending. >> i'll never let you go, jack.o have a happy ending. >> i'll never let you go, jack. >>> and a good evening on this holiday to you, and as we come on the air, the evidence is pouring in, that presidential debate last week was a game changer, at least for now. here's the newest poll. for the first time governor mitt romney pulling ahead leading president obama among likely voters. the president is under pressure tonight, so what are his plans to turn this around? 29 days to go before americans head to the polls, it's "your voice, your vote," and abc's jake tapper has been working the phones t
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
vallejo. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income fam
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and the obama campaign has just released a staggering fund raising number. george stephanopoulos is here to talk about who has more momentum heading into this final month before the election. >> 30 days to go, as you say, and look who is getting the last word on the presidential debate. he found himself in the cross fire, and last night, big bird hitting back. he went on "snl." he really is big when you see him next to a human being and he was, let's just, say diplomatic about the whole thing. we'll tell you what he said coming up. >>> but first ginger sow with more on that freeze warning in parts of the country. we're wearing long sleeves, ginger. >> i felt it this morning as did so many millions of americans across the nation. let's start with a look at just how cold it is this morning. it's not just freeze warnings, but it's freeze watches, frost advisories that cover the nearly two dozen states this morning. amarillo even, 37 degrees, wichita is 36. kansas city, right above the freezing mark. now, what happens is we look for today's highs, and that's where you'll really feel the
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
comments made by candidate obama that some are calling racially divisive. but is it as damaging as romney's video about the 47%? >>> and potential progress for american airlines and its pilots, as the airline rushes to explain why seats have come loose. >>> also this morning, firing back. the small town tv anchor woman, now launching a national debate on weight and bullying, after a viewer attacked her for being fat. >>> and last dance. cut throat composition on the dance floor. but one all-star fails to find his hollywood ending. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with that newly-released video, getting lots of attention before tonight's first presidential debate. >> it was released overnight by a conservative website. the speech was given to a largely african-american audience back in 2007, when mr. obama was still a senator. critics say the president was divisively pandering to the crowd, saying that the fog did not do enough to help residents of new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your money? ma
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Oct 8, 2012 11:35pm PDT
michelle obama in a c candid interview, how she keeps her marriage and politics separate. >> i rarely step foot in the west wing. >> and her strategy for keeping her drawers grounded as they grow up in the biggest spotlight. >>> and the reunion. for those who spent the '90s obsessed with the soapy drama of amanda, kimberly and billy, the stars back at the same address tonight, together again to discuss their favorite moments of "melrose place." >>> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, it's been three years since general motors filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and for the once-mighty company, rising from the ashes of a government bailout, has included some severe self-reflection, including a top secret automotive torture chamber. for the first time, gm is giving us a peek at how they smash or bash a new model long before any critic can. and abc's elisabeth leamy is the one to take us behind the scenes. >> reporter: it's like hazing for cars. engineering as an extreme sport. these are the tests the leaner, meaner general motors is putting its vehicles through. tests the public has
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
obama is coming to the bay area today to make a lash dash for campaign cash before the november election. signs are springing up outside the hotel in san francisco where he has an event late afternoon. then the civic auditorium for fundraising concert and rally headlined by john legend. before the concert, $20,000 per person dinner prepared by celebrity chefs. attended by 49ers quarterback smith. >>> last night the president spoke to thousands at the nokia theater in los angeles after performances by entertainers. he marvels how they perform flawlessly, night after night but cannot say the same for himself. tahman bradley will have more on the latest poll coming up in 12 minutes. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds until they close 4:00 this afternoon. weekend performances by the blue angels, plus america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco and other smaller events. bart ridership hit record highs saturday there were ov
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
sailing, so far. >>> president obama is leaving the bay area this morning with a heavier campaign war chest. reignited passion among supporters after a fiery speech last night. amy hollyfield is live outside the inter-continental hotel. >> reporter: good morning. barack obama told his supporters last night it is time to get almost obsessive. he arrived in friendly territory of san francisco yesterday on a day when the poll up ins that were released don't look good for the president. pew research center found mitt romney is leading 49-45%. the first major poll taken since he debated mitt romney. the president's debate performance was widely criticized even by his supporters. some said they came out to support him in san francisco because of his debate performance. >> the debate, i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help, i would never forgive . that's why i'm here today. -- >> reporter: the president is in town to raise money this is his sixth visit here this year. he told supporters he intends to win this election. his next stop is ohio, a swing stat
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
romney's campaign to unseat president obama. he goes as far as saying he was completely wrong, his quote, when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. more in about 15 minutes. >>> this morning the woman charged with ditching her daughter after a botched shoplifting attempt is sitting in santa clara jail this is marcy keelin's mugshot. cameras were rolling when she stepped out of a list car in san jose yesterday after being extradited from nevada where she had been hiding. investigators say she sped off leaving her 10-year-old behind after workers at a safeway store in morgan hill spotted them stealing. she faces burglary and child endangerment charges. >>> is if expected to be over -- san francisco has several major events taking place, police will be patrolling all over they. they say you can take precautions against becoming a victim. ama daetz has more. >> reporter: san francisco is teaming with sailors, military and otherwise. america's cup racing and flee
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
next. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, president obama and governor romney are preparing for the super bowl of politics. 60 million americans expected to watch the first debate tonight. and it is one of those nights that can change history. we want to show you the stage, right now, at the university of denver in colorado. it is standing by, awaiting the candidates. 34 days until your voice, your vote. and the abc news political team is right there in that room. david muir and jake tapper, ready for the opening round to begin. so, david, start us off. >> reporter: diane, good evening from the debate hall here at the university of denver. you can see the stage behind me. everything planned right down to the minute tonight. president obama will enter from the right. the governor from massachusetts, governor romney entering from the left. but to give you an idea of the intimate setting here, about 1,000 people inside this debate hall when it starts. look behind the cameras tonight. we're inside a hockey arena that normally seats 8,000, but they've created this intimate setting as
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Oct 9, 2012 1:05am PDT
francisco in just one day pres. president obama appeared at the bill gram civic auditorium for the third final fundraiser of the day. objective, fire up the troops. >> hello san francisco. we are here because we have got some work to do. we are hear because we have got an election to win. >>reporter: this is mr. obama sixth fundraising from i hope to san francisco this year. i arrived at sfo before 2:00 p.m. . then headed straight to the intercontinental hotel where 25 people paid 40,000 dollars each for a meet and greet with the president. those who didn't want to fork out that kind of cash made their way to the bill gram civic auditorium for one of 2 events. 20,000 dollar per plate dinner and 200 dollar per person rally. people say because of the president lack luster debit performance last week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help i would never for give myself. >>reporter: that's why you are hear day. yes. definitely a wick up call. i would like to think that his performan
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
under mr. obama's leadership. >> this is timt to change course that should be organized around these principals. -- principles. america must have confidence in our cause. clarity in our purpose and resolve in our might he pledged to tighten sanctions on iran skpin crease military assistance with israel. the white house touting the record in iraq and afghanistan and the killing of osama bin laden. >> the day of reckoning is near for suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. >> the board is preparing for a vote on whether or not he keeps his job. >> this is happening now, the clock ticking down on the vote whether or not to reinstate ross mirkarimi. nine of the 11 supervisor votes are needed to save the job. they're not talking about which way they might be leaning. mirkarimi suspended in march after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. a neighbor called police after his wife showed her the bruise she got him from during an argument z she now stands by him, but the mayor and ethics commission want him out. today, an antidomestic violence group held a ral
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state. >> mitt romney had the campaign trail all to h
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
, abc7 news. >>> president obama wakes up in san francisco this morning after raking in at least four million dollars from bay area supporters. fourth and howard streets is where staying -- you can see police barricades, he will be leaving for columbus, ohio in a few hours. last night 25 donor at the inter-continental paid $40,000 each for a chance to hold a roundtable chat with the president. donors paying $20,000 dined with obama. the president capped night with a spirited rally for 6,000 supporters in the auditorium. amy hollyfield will have a live report on the president's visit in a few minutes. >>> two new polls show the president has reason to be concerned. mitt romney gained popularity and votes following wednesday's debate. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rating is 47% compared to 51% who see him unfavorably. president obama's rating is still better, 55% see him as favorable, compared to 44% unfavorable. look at this, new pew research poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among like
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. clash of the candidates. governor romney and president obama face off on the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not to your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team swooping in to rescue three employees at g gunpoint. the manhunt under way right now. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. but before their face-off, jon stewart is here, going head to head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on! >>> little debate poster up there. good mor
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
sort of thing that mitt romney won the debate last night. which means president obama lost two fights on his anniversary last night. the president -- the president seemed a little bit out of it last night. he had all the enthusiasm of a husband talking to his wife's friends at a dinner party. kept looking down and frowning. it was like he was looking -- he was trying to find a b of a of apple maps. the only thing that could have salvaged his performance if the body of bin laden fell from the ceiling onto the stage. mitt romney seemed downright human. he really did. he was relaxed before the debate. this is mitt and his wife ann watching their son play a rousing game of jenga. this is real. we didn't make this up. they are playing -- and look at how much fun they're having. have you ever seen a person enjoy watching althou ing anoth play jenga as much as the romneys are here? he's having a dynamite time. i guess when you don't drink or smoke, jenga kicks ass. [ applause ] it's the simple things. moderator for the debate last night was jim lehrer of pbs and jim was as in control of this
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
also happens to be, tonight happens to be the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. that seems very convenient. honey, i'd love to go to the ballet with you, but i'm debating mitt romney that night. hey, mitt, help me out, will you? [ laughter ] according to "the new york times," team romney has been working on what they call zingers for mitt to use tonight. just an fyi, if you call it a zinger, probably isn't one. we got some zingers, we got some whimsy, we've got some farcical remarks tonight. romney has reportedly been rehearsing these for months. his staff said he started working on them in august. even hired a company to write zingers for him. you know, he hired a company that we sometimes use here at the show to write jokes for us, so, i thought we should ask them about it. you i believe we have them on video chat right now. see if we can hook into it. hello. >> iphone 5 map app help center. how are you not today? >> jimmy: no, no, it's me, jimmy kimmel. >> oh, hi, mr. jimmy kimmel. jimmy kimmel, how are you, my brother from a totally different mother? >> jimmy: i am -- i'm go
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. that's how much the president raised in san francisco in just one day. president obama appeared at the bill gram civic auditorium for the third final fundraiser of the day. objective, fire up the troops. >> hello san francisco. we are here because we have got some work to do. we are hear because we have got an election to win. >>reporter: this is mr. obama sixth fundraising from i hope to san francisco this year. i arrived at sfo before 2:00 p.m. . then headed straight to the intercontinental hotel where 25 people paid 40,000 dollars each for a meet and greet with the president. those who didn't want to fork out that kind of cash made their way to the bill gram civic auditorium for one of 2 events. 20,000 dollar per plate dinner and 200 dollar per person rally. people say because of the president lack luster debit performance last week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help i would never for give myself. >>reporter: that's why you are hear day. yes. definitely a wick up call.
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
first debate, the new release of a five year old obama speech. >> folks are frustrated. >> what's behind it? and will the speech make any difference tonight? >>> bully backlash on the news. the local anchor woman who became the headline when she took on the man who complained about her weight, head-on. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> why she went public with the hurtful viewer e-mail. and her message for everyone this morning. ♪ put me in, coach i'm ready to play ♪ >>> back in the game. the major league baseball player who took a fastball to the head his first time at bat seven years ago. his fans campaigning for one more shot at glory. and we'll show you what happened at home plate. ♪ well i spent some time in the mudville nine ♪ >>> love having that music coming in. good morning, america. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant, watching us this morning. lara is off. great to have elizabeth vargas. boy, that was some night in miami. >> whoa. >> it sure was. he had been, adam greenberg,
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama's lead thchl afternoon, governor romney appeared in a rally in virginia and there is america needs this new direction. we cannot go on the path we've been on. and i will do it with your help. >> and there is describing leadership as weak. the obama campaign dismissed claims. >> the election is kicking into high gear for county election offices and last day to remember sister to vote by mail is october 30th. and there is you can be sure to stay with us for the coverage of the visit. our live team coverage at 6:00 and throughout the evening police looking for a man who sexual assaulted a woman walking to a bart station. it happened about 6:00 along delta regional train trail in eastern contra costa county. the man fondled her and police say the woman screamed and the man took off, running. glad to say the woman was not seriously hurt. and st new details emerge from the killing of a hercules woman. her body wooz found friday night. her family doing everything they can to track down the killer and abc 7 news is live in hercules tonight with more on the story. >> we're just talkin
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
denver, president obama and mitt rom fee will square off. this bill focus on domestic poll sismt it's a critical moment and there is romney looking to makeup ground lost in key swing states, you can consumer watch it here start agent 6:00 tonight and this is also going stream live for you. >> an information sharing program has grown into a boondoggel producing little information on terrorists that. is the charge contained in a panel report issued today. panel members charge homeland security with spending almost $1.5 billion on intelligence sharing senters row viding useless reports. and a new report reveals how president obama would have handled the september 11th mastermind had he survived the raid last year. the author said the president wanted to put bin laden on trial z says however that did he not expect him to go down without a fight. that book is due out in a couple weeks october 16th. >> still to come there is also, facebook rolls out a new way to give your posting better visibility. but this will cost you. >> the famous local aviateo who rode shotgun today, lucky guy. >
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures helping get funding back into education. but these people don't believe in us having a voice. >> it would ban corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. >> there are gas prices never as high in this state. triple a says the price jumped 18 cents and there is $4:32 on average. one station has clesed temporarily. >> there is a peak dollars to have 10 cents on the gallon. >> officials blame the increase monday's fire and as well as two problems in chevron including fire at the richmond refinery. there is hope officials expect prices to drop in the next couple days now that it's coming back online. >> a new uc berkeley study of pregn
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
jobs be stolen unfairly. >> and in denver, president obama ridiculed romney for cutting public television. >> thank goodness, someone is getting tough on big bird. finally. it's about time. we didn't know big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> the president's campaign says mr. obama will take a different approach at the next debate following what most considered a disappointing performance. aides say the president will focus on romney's candor, calling him a liar but using softer terms. >> people seem to agree mitt romney scored a win in the debate. president obama told a denver awed -- audience romney misrepresented himself. >> there did the president tell the truth? truth is that that is not what is going to make the difference. >> there president accused mitt romney of proposing tax cuts to the rich that will hurt the middle class. >> average family will pay about $2,000 more. >> numbers are shaky. $5 trillion is the proposed tax cut and the president's number assumes that there will be no change from increased economic growth. and when it came to the health care debat
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
minutes away from game two, hear what the fans had to say, coming up. >> also just ahead, president obama heads to the bay area. why the trip is all about money and music. plus, husbands carrying a heavy load at the unusual contest that's all about >> ama: the a's had their moments today but the cheers died in the end as the green and gold is coming home to oakland, down 2-0 in the playoff series. now it's the giants' term, but not losing the game. lillian kim is live at at&t park where the game is about to begin. reporter: giants fans got here hours early, and before the gates even opened, and they're still making their way inside the ballpark. they're really counting on a win tonight. game two of the nlds begins in minutes and giants fans seem to b confident that their team is going to pull it off tonight. they say last night's 5-2 loss against the cincinnati red was disappointing but it was only game one and no one seems to be worried how the giants will do the rest of the series. >> the giants have the biggest heart out there, and the best talent, too. so, i think they're going to do
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
begin with that question we heard asked across the country today. what was going on with president obama at the big debate with governor mitt romney last night? we have learned that 67.2 million americans were watching last night and governor romney came out swinging. the president seemed to be dodging the fight. with only 33 days to go until your voice, your vote, why was the president off his game? has the whole race changed today? we'll start with abc's jake tapper, he is in wisconsin, traveling with the president tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. yes, that performance by the president that one former democratic party chairman referred to as lethargic, disinterested and passive, was the talk of the campaign today. campaign aides say they don't have any explanation as to why the president was the way he was, other than a general inclination to play it safe, but however cold his performance may have left even some supporters last night, today, the president came out with some fire. before a crowd of 12,000 in denver, the president tried to turn his opponent's polished deb
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
working anniversary for president obama and the first lady. how the first couple plans on celebrating 20 years of marriage, since there's a presidential debate tonight. Ñ/&q >>> good morning. the embarcadero no more record heat for the bay area today still hot until the sea breezes kick in. meteorologist mike nicco has the timeline coming up. >>> new morning from the vatican, a man has scaled the dome of st. peters basilica. new video into the newsroom overnight. vatican police say the man scaled the 42 foot high dome to protest italian government and european union policies. he's holding a banner reading: help, enough monte. that refers to the premier. >>> for the fourth year in a row the number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. t
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
, abc7 news. >>> 28 days until election day. president obama is waking up in san francisco this morning after raking in at least four million dollars from supporters in one day here in the bay. last night 25 donors paid $40,000 each for a chance to hold a roundtable chat with the president. then donors paying $20,000 each dined with the president. the president capped the night with a spirited rally for 6,000 inside the auditorium some who paid as little as $100. >> the president: we are not going back. we are moving forward, that's why you're here, that's why i'm here, that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! [ cheering and applause ] >> outside there were about 75 protesters including anti-war activists, and a handful of tea party support chanted four more weeks. a live report from amy hollyfield coming up in 30 minutes. >>> the race appears to be tightening at this point. mitt romney gained popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: president obama, meanwhile, is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate performance. before a crowd of 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, yesterday, the president suggested romney's performance was just an act. >> i met this very spirited fellow who claims to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate coul
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
night, president obama looked very relaxed on stage. and mitt romney pounced, putting the president on defense. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a smile between president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney. then, it quickly focused on the economy. >> 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry's come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again, to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night. but his comments about the 47% had taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments. and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bol
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
president obama. next, the lines both candidates will be using. >>> penalty you will be paying when flying one airline. you won't believe how much money your carry-ons could cost you. >>> holiday hiring already in full swing at within majo you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. um, hello. these ugly stains are ruining my good looks and style. and good luck using that cleaner. excuse me, miss ? he's right. those are tough hard water stains, and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, 85% of us have hard water and many don't even know it. you need lime-a-way. lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. it's 4 times more effective at removing lime scale than the leading bathroom cleaner. see the lime-a-way difference or your money back. >>> welcome to tuesday morning. tuesday afternoon mid to upper 70s coast a few 80s, 80s and 90s bay, 90s to 100 inland. let's see what is going to happen across the country milder to the east 60s and 70s there, 80s denver, dallas, new orleans,
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. michelle obama made a stop in cincinnati to kick off early voting. >> there is is a worker at the local board of election that's notice aid problem, signatures didn't match up and some had information simply made up. >> and last week, the election workers in florida noticing similar problem was voter registration forms, many submitted by a firm hired by republicans and the florida g.o.p. fire that had agency and now, north carolina g.o.p. is following suit. >> there is american airlines says it's found the cause of tests in major jets. >> retailers hoping for a green christmas. holiday shopping outlook, ahead. >> taking a look at traffic now in san francisco. this is really jammed up for drivers and for people heading out of san francisco south looking smooth now >>> taking a look outside right now there is a view of oakland atop mount sutro. highs soared to 93 degrees and spencer christian is coming up with the accu-weather forecast. >> american airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on planes and it's now expanding inspection of jets. there is conce
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
fell to 7.8%, where it stood when president obama took office. stay with the morning news, coming up, we'll go live to bloomberg's jane king at the new york stock exchange. >>>:30 good morning i'm is. >>> i'm eric thomas. a lot of events this weekend. let's check in with lisa argen in for mike. >>> good morning. we are starting out with not only low clouds and fog, airport delays stacking up an hour and 26 minutes at sfo. higher cirrus clouds as well, there's a weather system offshore that will be allowing for a sun-cloud knicks today at our coast starting out -- mix today, starting out in the upper -- sea breeze keeping temperatures on the cool side around the bay mid 50s with the cloudy skies by noontime trying to thin out that cloud deck by the afternoon, sun cloud mix with upper 60s to low 70s, inland valleys, couple degrees of cooler today as that cooler onshore flow makes its way inland, low 50s and by the midday hour partly cloudy in the upper 70s by the afternoon we're talking a weather system flirting with us all weekend, i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning. back to
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
president obama in los angeles. what's ahead for him this week in the bay area. and new details about the meningitis scare and why one company that could be behind the problem is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. and the space resupply mission to the international spacestation and how you can catch a >>> president obama was on a fundraising swing in california. tomorrow they will be in san francisco. no stoping signs are springing up outside the inter continental hotel and the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will host the event in the hotel at 4:00 and move to the auditorium at 5:00 for a fundraising concert. with a month to go until the election there is no rest for either candidate. karen travers has the latest on the campaign trail. >> california is safely in president obama's corner, but he is not there looking for votes. he is raising campaign cash, a lot of it. >> are you fired up? >> tonight the stars came out. george clooney, stevie wonder, jon bon jovi and katie perry are on hand to support the president's re-election. >> everything we fought for in
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
. >> jimmy: yes, indeed. the first of three debates between president obama and m.i.t. romnmitt romney tomorrow is and "family circle" ajounnnounced that mich obama beat ann romney in the cookie contest. they each submitted a rest scip the readers voted. they have been responsering the contest for decades, time-honored tradition of taking successful, accomplished women and forcing them to get in the kitchen and bake for us. congratulations. mitt romney and snooki are back in the news. mitt romney asked on "live with kelly and michael" who he liked better snooki or honey boo boo. he picked snooki, snooki heard by the and told the daily news it was awesome but she still hasn't decided who she's voting for, she wants to stick a few more facts in her head hole and rattle them around. didn't realize snooki was tall enough to vote to be honest. you shoild uld be allowed to vor be on "jersey shore," not both of them. you have to figure she'll vote for obama. she might be the only person in america who is better off now than she was four years ago. a funny romney related item on his msnbc show
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
before the final vote. and president obama and mitt romney, one day away from that first and crucial debate. both candidates cramming in private. the stakes could not be higher for romney behind now in the battleground states. abc's jake tapper is in las vegas where the president has set up his debate camp. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right, both campaigns have been intensity participating in mock debates. president obama working on keeping his answers concise. mitt romney, his aides say, is getting used to the one-on-one format, with the race so tight, anything could happen and so much could ride on tomorrow night. mitt romney held a rally in denver overnight, where he previewed tomorrow night's fireworks. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. and the american people have to make their choice as to what kind of america they want. >> reporter: he will likely start the day tomorrow with a workout. he's an elliptical machine kind of guy. meanwhile, the president is at this p
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
. president obama was here in los angeles last night. he was here with his agent taking meetings in case it doesn't work out next month. never be too careful he was here with a concert, katy perry, jennifer hudson and george clooney. if obama goes more than a month without seeing george clooney he gets nervous. one performer not invited was william taply, he refers to himself as quote, third eagle of theapocalypse and co-prophet of -- co-host. mr. taply posting original songs on his eau tube channel and latest is anti-obama anthem called "take the r train" cat catching tune that reveals shocking facts about our president. ♪ let's out obama like "newsweek" today ♪ ♪ he is our first gay president ♪ ♪ after november michelle will leave ♪ then he'll shack up with george, ed or steve ♪ >> jimmy: that seems hypocriti hypocritical to me. can we look at this from the other angle of this song? [ laughter ] meanwhile, mitt romney is on the campaign trail talking all kinds of folks like you and me, romney stopped at the tin fish restaurant in port st. lucie with the staff when a
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. president obama on the west coast overnight, at a star-studded concert fund-raiser. after thanking the performers, the president with a not-to-subtle reference to his own debate performance. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> reporter: one of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry, who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most any incumbent president has ever raised in a single month. ♪ i was born free >> reporter: but mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting some of his biggest crowds yet. >> i'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. and next january, we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the newest daily gallup poll has romney just throw points behind the presid
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
going to be set. plus bay area supporters get their checkbooks out as president obama returns for another round of fundraising. we will update bo [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> prices at the pumps have reached an all-time high in the bay area. the average in california is now $4.65 per gallon for regular unleaded, and that tops the 2008 record. in san francisco you are going to pay $4.65. higher than that in oakland. analysts are saying the august fire at the richmond refinery is still affecting prices. the national average $3.81 a gallon. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up at least two to three times a week, which is very costly. so in order to k
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